Our Facility
About The design for Powerhouse Arts reimagines a 117-year-old power plant to create a new contemporary art center that meets the multidisciplinary needs of artists it serves. Herzog & de Meuron’s design transforms the site, including the renovation of the existing Turbine Hall and the reconstruction of the adjacent Boiler House building. The facility allows for flexible workshop configurations, spaces dedicated to teaching and learning, as well as community space for research and exchange.
—Herzog & de Meuron
—PBDW Architects
—Buro Happold Engineering
—Ken Smith Workshop
—Longman Lindsey
—Philip Habib & Associates
—Robert Silman Associates
—Shen Milsom & Wilke
—Tillotson Design
—Urban Atelier Group
Gemini Arts Initiative
—Paul Parkhill, CEO
—Peter Iovanella, Project Executive
—Morgan Willey, Program Assistant
View of the Powerhouse from the Gowanus Canal, 1910, Brooklyn Historical Society
Cross Section of the BRT Central Power Station, Electric Power Plants, 1910
Historic Turbine Hall Interior, 1910, Electric Power Plants, 1910
Historic Photo of the Powerhouse from Southwest, Electric Power Plants, 1910
© Albert Vecerka/Esto
© Albert Vecerka/Esto.
Cross Section of the Powerhouse Building by media.

This web page cites information from the following sources:

—Burrows, Edwin G., and Mike Wallace. Gotham: a History of New York City to 1898. Oxford University Press, 2006.
—Murray, Thomas E. Electric Power Plants. 1910.
—“Gowanus Canal History.” Gowanus Dredgers, 16 June 2020, gowanusdredgers.com/gowanus-canal-history.

—Gowanus Canal Redefined (1982. [Exhibition] Gowanus Memorial Artyard, Brooklyn. 18 October, 1982 - 29 October, 1982. Cited by: Storefront for Art and Architecture.
—New York Transit Museum. New York City, New York.
—A special thank you to Paul Parkhill of Gemini Arts Initiative for contributing to the exhaustive research efforts undertaken.